Moscow airport terror attack convicts appeal sentences
MOSCOW, December 2 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – All four persons convicted of having been involved in the Domodedovo International Airport bombing case have appealed the sentences, the Moscow Region Court's press office told RAPSI on Monday.
On November 11, Islam and Ilez Yandiyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev were sentenced to life in prison, and Akhmed Yevloyev was sentenced to 10 years.
The court also satisfied numerous civil claims ranging between 50,000 and 500,000 rubles in damages.
On January 24, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the airport's international arrivals hall. Doku Umarov, Russia's most wanted terrorist at the time, claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to the prosecution, Islam and Ilez Yandiyev, Akhmed Yevloyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev helped Yevloyev get to Moscow, where he was supplied with a bomb at an apartment rented by the suspects.
The men also chose the busiest area at Domodedovo for the bombing, and sent Yevloyev to the airport to commit the terrorist attack. The suspects have been charged under several articles of the Criminal Code, including “Murder.”
Altogether, 28 militants connected with the Caucasus Emirate terrorist organization were linked to the attack. Seventeen of them were killed in special operations in 2011 and four were detained.